“Love on a Leash” Podcast Movie Review

Love on a Leash

Love on a Leash – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 57

“My name is Alvin Flang.”

Film critic Daniel Barnes and comedian Corky McDonnell meet ineptitude with ineptitude in this technical issue-laden episode.  This week, the hosts review Fen Tian’s unfathomably incompetent romantic comedy Love on a Leash.  Fitting with a film that features myriad sound issues, Daniel and Corky bungled the audio on this one.  However, it weirdly harmonizes with a movie that is essentially one bonkers nonsequitur after another.

A movie so dangerous that it doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, Love on a Leash is a truly unusual experience.  Tian makes some of the most confounding, insane and possibly brilliant (but definitely insane) directorial decisions you could imagine.  There is no musical score, but there is a credited composer.  This light-hearted rom-com fantasy gives us scenes of attempted suicide and attempted rape, not to mention a tacit approval of bestiality.  Also, the villain is a pond.

Technically, Love on a Leash is the highest-rated film of all-time on IMDB (thanks, internet!).  But is it fake news, or is it the real deal?

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss pointless ducks, Judge Reinhold high-fives, Ace bandage bras and pizza-faced cinderblocks.


U.S. DVD release date: Aug. 19, 2013

Critic scores: n/a

This week’s craft beer: Lead Dog Brewing‘s The Dankster Double IPA (8.8% ABV)

This week’s darer: Erica Shultz, host of the Customers Also Watched podcast

Why did Erica dare Daniel and Corky to watch Love on a Leash? “This movie is a triumph of ineptitude. There is no score or soundtrack, nothing makes sense, characters are color-coded, and everything is just hilariously bad. It’s a train wreck from which you can’t look away.”

IMDB synopsis: “Love takes a furry twist in this slice of romantic comedy. A young woman falls for a stray dog with a secret: by night, it becomes a man. Follow the journey of the golden retriever and the friend who gives him a home.”

This week’s referenced movies: Forbidden KissLook Who’s Talking NowTheodore RexLike Father, Like SonVice VersaLove ActuallyPsycho (1960); FargoGoodfellas1917Teen Wolf (1985); The RoomThe Social NetworkThe Wizard of Oz (1939)

Ratings: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Trailer for Love on a Leash

Ralph the Movie Maker reacts to “I’m a Dog”

Interview with actor Robert Lanza (aka Frank)

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